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My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.

Charles Soludo calls for review of Africa’s total lockdown strategy

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, Monday reiterated his advice to African leaders to re-assess the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, insisting that the continent cannot sustain a total economic shutdown.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister: Nigerian universities working on vaccine, cure for coronavirus

The federal government has disclosed that researchers in the country’s universities are working on vaccine and cure for COVID-19.
Mele Kyari,

Mele Kyari: NNPC will no longer run refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will no longer be involved in the management of the nation’s refineries after their rehabilitation.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Amaju Pinnick: Gernot Rohr could get new Super Eagles deal in seven days

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr could be offered a new deal next week.

NFF supremo hails Nigeria’s efforts to contain coronavirus pandemic

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has lauded the efforts of the Federal Government in containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, describing measures taken so far as “effective and re-assuring”.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Amaju Pinnick: Gernot Rohr must accept new terms to retain his job

Mr Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has assured that a fresh contract for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be ready in one week.

Arewa CF to Igbo: Pick Biafra or 2023 Presidency

Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group in the five states constituting the South East zone, has been asked to make a choice between having Biafra Republic or Nigerian presidency in 2023.

NERC: Transition to cost-reflective tariff effective 2021 ending

Admist controversies trailing the purported increase in electricity tariff, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has stated that the transition to cost-reflective tariff will take effect by the of 2021
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
Ayo Adebanjo

2023: Ayo Adebanjo Mmkes case for South-east presidency

The leader of Afenifere Socio-political group, Cheif Ayo Adebanjo, has said that for the sake of unity of the country presidency should go to the South-east in 2023.
The Senior Pastor and Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has said he has no business interfacing with Mrs Busola Dakolo in the law court over the allegation of rape leveled against him.

Rape: More shocking revelations emerge on COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo — video

The last is yet to be heard about the allegations of rape by Mrs Busola Dakolo against Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor and Founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
Presiding Pastor of Champions’ Church, Ilorin, Emmanuel Oset, has said he discontinued his relationship as a spiritual father to the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, some time ago when he realised the embattled preacher allegedly refused to change his ways.

Why I stopped being Biodun Fatoyinbo’s spiritual father – Ilorin pastor

Presiding Pastor of Champions’ Church, Ilorin, Emmanuel Oset, has said he discontinued his relationship as a spiritual father to the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, some time ago when he realised the embattled preacher allegedly refused to change his ways.
The wife of soul singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, has alleged that she was raped as a teenager by flamboyant Abuja based Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

COZA: Busola Dakolo didn’t lie about her rape – Pastor Biodun’s associate

Two former close associates of Biodun Fatonyinbo, the senior pastor of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) have spoken out in support of Busola Dakolo after she made allegations of rape against him.
Omoyele Sowore

CSNAC: Omoyele Sowore may assume status of prisoner of conscience

The Network of International Human Rights Organisations and Coalitions say it may soon adopt detained Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, as a “Prisoner of Conscience”.
Nduka Obaigbena

President Buhari hails This Day publisher Nduka Obaigbena at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the media industry, particularly the This Day newspaper, Arise magazine and Arise TV family, in celebrating the Chairman of Leaders & Company Ltd, Nduka Obaigbena, on his 60th birthday.

Pat Utomi: Politicians who spend above 12 years in public offices are parasites

Factional governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof. Pat Utomi, has described as social parasites politicians who spend more than 12 consecutive years in public offices.
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Presidency: President Buhari will constitute cabinet faster than 2015

A spokesman for the Nigerian government on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari will constitute members of his government faster than he did in 2015 after being sworn-in.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.